The classic Hotel Alisios puts you in a great spot, just steps from the beach and only a short walk from Albufeira.
Sea views are part of the deal at this hotel. It occupies a spot on the edge of a small cliff, with a stretch of golden sand directly beneath. You can walk to Albufeira’s cobbled Old Town in less than 10 minutes.
The hotel’s doors open up to elegant interiors. The marble-floored lobby features high-backed chairs placed around vintage rugs. It’s a similar story in the rooms, where fawn-coloured fabrics are paired with dark-wood furniture.
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- Official Rating
- Floors: 2 or 3
Small & Friendly
Holidays with an authentic feel
- Often family-run
- Great settings, usually by the sea
- Everything from 2T to 4T
- Traditional properties
Food & Drink
Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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You'll be able to swim no matter what the weather in the saltwater swimming pool. Just so you know, you'll need to wear a swimming hat.
There's a mixture of seafood and fish specialities, rustic local dishes and international favourites on the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, head to the bar.
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Beautiful view, lovely hotel
The hotel location is up above the beach and looks over the beach and sea - it really is beautiful. It's a ten minute walk on pavement, mostly uphill, to the town. It's a nice walk, and you can see the sea most of the time - you could also walk via the beach. The hotel reception staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is super clean, and quite quiet. The inside bar was never open which seemed a bit of a shame - maybe it's open in season. The terrace restaurant/bar is very good though. We never ate there but we sat outside for drinks in the evening before/after going out in the town, and it's lovely, looking out to sea and over to the town. The staff don't necessarily come out to take your drinks order, but if you order at the bar they bring your drinks (with peanuts!) out to you. We didn't use the indoor pool but lots of people did. The jacuzzi was out of order the whole time we were there. The bedrooms are just right. Two single beds which they make up (sheets & blanket) into a double (king) if you indicate that's what you want. Mattresses hard rather than soft, which we thought very comfortable. A wardrobe, some drawers, a dressing table, a decent sized balcony for two with table & chairs. The TV is mainly Spanish or German, really only news channels in English. The aircon didn't seem to work very well, but it wasn't hot enough to matter while we were there, so we didn't make an issue of it. You can rent a safe for about ten Euros a week (plus a ten Euros deposit for the key). You can also rent the key to the mini fridge in your room, to put your own drinks in (bit cheeky seeing as it's sitting there cold anyway!). Bathroom very good, spacious and very smart. Our room was a double shower cubicle (not sure if any rooms have baths). Small shower gels, soap etc provided. Hair dryer provided in bathroom. Breakfast was great. Good coffee machines (tip: put in your coffee pod before you press the start button otherwise you only get hot water!), and a selection of coffee strengths. All the usual things at a self service buffet. It is more cold (wide selection of cereals, fruit, salads, meat, cheese, breads, cakes) than hot, with three hot things per day, usually scrambled egg, bacon, and a guest food eg Spanish omelette or fried mushrooms, all very good. They will also cook you something to order, like fried eggs, if you ask. You can sit inside or out, but the smokers sit outside and do smoke during breakfast, which can spoil it a bit for the non smokers. Weather, first week of May: It got windy in the afternoon at the start of the week, and we had an overcast, almost rainy first day when we wandered the town, but after that every day got increasingly hotter. We definitely needed a jacket or cardigan in the evening as it was cool and sometimes breezy, although by the end of the week we didn't need our jackets. Most restaurants have heaters in their outside tables. We were on the beach every day and swam in the sea every day - bit nippy, but gorgeous. Crashing waves were fun. No lifeguard until middle of May, and although there didn't seem to be much of a current, the waves were strong and could knock you over. - You can rent beach towels from the hotel. - Don't forget to collect your passport from reception - we nearly left without it but the staff did remember just before we left. - If you change rooms, you can't see your old room bill (for drinks etc) in your new room so make a note before you change. 405: Rooms at front of hotel on the road, balconies aren't totally private, can hear some road noise. Upgrade rooms 104,106,108,110, ground floor, felt secure & private, uninterrupted sea views, well worth money. Rooms either side had restricted view.More
Emma_Andy100, Northampton, United Kingdom
We have just arrived back from 7 days at the Hotel Alisios. We can not praise the place enough. All the staff from the cleaners, reception staff and restaurant were fabulous. The hotel is spotless, the location is ideal, its a 10min walk to the Old town where there are some great shops and restaurants if you can drag yourself away from the food in the hotel restaurant where the food is fantastic. The owners has made this hotel the perfect place for a relaxing holiday.More
Lovely hotel, beautiful frontline views........
Perfect for chilling. Just returned from a week in this well positioned frontline hotel. Lovely and clean. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The only downside is the lack of an outdoor pool, but if you are a good swimmer the sea is very inviting! IMore
Lesley F, Derby, United Kingdom
Just got back from our first visit to Hotel Alisios in Albufeira . A very nice hotel , but not as nice as we were led to believe from most of the tripadvisor reviews. Room was very nice , but overlooking the very noisy road ( found out that to upgrade to a sea view was 40 euros a night ... expensive or what ! ) Small things were annoying like the maid forgot to empty our bathroom bin for 2 days and our fridge was locked ( no info found on cost or location of key ) and being on that side of the hotel meant that the balcony never got the sun , which , with the wind , made it quite chilly . The Thompsons rep was new and not very informative , little things like not telling us that you could ask the waiters at breakfast for fried eggs instead of the regulation scrambled eggs or if the tap water was safe to drink or where the bus stops were etc , although he did inform us of the day trips available ( we went on the trip to 'the end of the world' at Cape St Vincent and other places , which was a marvelous day , apart from the air conditioning in the coach failing on the way back on a scorching hot day. ) The Hotel staff were selective in who they were friendly with and no matter how we tried , some were still straight faced , although hard working , it must be said . The younger staff seemed to be the nicer ones , funnily enough . We chose to pay extra for half board and don,t think that was the right choice for us . To get a pre dinner drink , sometimes took up to 10 minutes , as the bar and restaurant were in together and all the staff seemed to concentrate on the diners , and once sat down to eat , the Germans definitely got preferential treatment ( it was 3 course , waiter service. ) On the brighter side , what a lovely beach and walks by the cliffs , and the views from the bar area were fantastic !! There were lots of Stag and Hen parties going on , which made both parts of Albufeira , very lively and it was impossible to find a quiet bar in which to relax. Would we recommend this Hotel ? Well you might really enjoy it as some of the people we met did , returning year after year , but it wasn,t for us. P.S really missed not having an outside pool.More
pwtattersall, Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
What an amazing place to stay!
From all of the hotels we have stayed in our trip to Portugal, hotel Alisios was without doubt the best one! We would like to say special THANK YOU to Regina (owner of the hotel ) for personal touch and flexibility! Also thank you to ALL amazing staff for the hospitality and comfort they've provided to us ! They make us feel at home from day one ! Originally we've booked 3 days, but when we arrived, we got in love with everything here and extended our stay immediately. Location, courteous staff, clean and spacious rooms, excellent breakfast and free wifi everywhere ( even on the beach!). Birthday cake at the breakfast was a pleasant and unexpected surprise. Thank you!More
NatkaKai, Toronto, Canada
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